Title: Sacrificing It All
Author: Ellen Cross
Series: Preternatural Rescue Centre, #11
Length: Novella (89 pages)
Publisher: Extasy Books (March 1st 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts
Blurb: What would you give to save the most important person in your world, and what if it still wasn’t enough?
Raziel has watched each of his guardian brothers find their mate knowing that while Toby is his own, the time for them to meet hasn’t been right. When that time finally arrives and Raziel has Toby wrapped in his arms, he can’t shake the feeling that their time together will be fleeting.
Nothing in Toby’s life has been by his own choice since the moment Denzel ripped him from his mother’s womb. Now that Denzel is dead and Eydan is in charge, nothing has changed. All he has ever wanted has been to find his mate and have a place to call home, but fate has set his path in a different direction.
Visions have shown Toby what he must do to stop the war, but they have also revealed a truth that he has kept from everyone, especially his mate. He wants to be held, to experience the touch of his mate’s skin and the softness of his lips just once before giving in to his destiny.
While Toby is the only person who can end the Shadowkin plague that threatens Preter, to do so, he must sacrifice it all…
Purchase Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/ellen-cross/Sacrificing-It-All/
Review: The 11th and final book in the book worlds cult phenomenon, Preternatural Rescue Centre series, and what a fitting end.
Toby has known his fate for a while now. The only thing that gives him hope and keeps him alive is his psychic connection with his mate, the Guardian and Angel, Raziel. Through their bond and connection they can feel each other, but Toby longs for just one touch, one kiss a real kiss before he accepts his fate. Raziel also longs to make a real connection in addition to their mental one and he runs himself almost ragged searching for Toby’s location.
It would seem that luck is on their side when they finally secure Toby’s location and send a team after him. If we’ve learned anything on this journey with the Guardians of Preter and their mates, it’s that things are rarely as they seem.
I read the first book in this series a little over a year ago and I was instantly drawn into the world of the Guardians that guard the town of Preter that sits on the veil. While the Guardians protect humans and the supernatural worlds from the evil Shadowkin, they were also slowly but surely finding their mates. Each installment of the series was another Guardians story and each of those stories was leading up to this final book where everything comes to a head.
Raziel is the Angel aspect of the Guardian team and he has known Toby was his mate for a while. But Toby was taken at birth by the evil Warlock that controls the Shadowkin, Denzel. As the story progresses toward the final battle you learn that there are many facets to Toby, his personality and his abilities. Raziel as well has a secret he’s kept closely guarded which begs the question, if they defeat the Shadowkin, will they lose Toby and Raziel in the aftermath?
I love how all the stories and characters connect from one book to the next. Cross really showcased her writing skills with intricate and detailed storylines that started in Delta Blues and wove through all eleven books, to finally reach its boiling point here. The world building alone is phenomenal and while I had a few issues along the way, I never, not once got confused with characters or saw any discrepancies when carrying over characters from the beginning to the end of this series.
The world Cross created, the characters she breathed life into and the continually storyline that was the spine of the series with the Shadowkin, Preter and the coming storm truly make this a must read series.
I’m very sad to see this series come to a close, but it was such a wild ride with these guys that I have to recommend this series. If you are a fan of Shifters, paranormal romance, mystery, suspense, intrigue and just an overall fun experience with a saga of books, then you have to read these!
Note: Start at the beginning, this is a series that must be read in order.